To eloquence people
Hello all, as I said in <a href="http://www.applevis.com/forum/ios-ios-app-discussion/writing-apple-concerning-speach-synthisizers">… post</a>, I would be writing to apple about eloquence, here is the email I wrote.
I have been using IPhone 4s with voice over. While I do enjoy many voices such as Samantha, Daniel and the siri male voice in IOS 9.1, I was a bit surprised that a specific TTS voice, namely Eloquence, is not included, particularly it was very popular with many of us blind users. Now, I do think that there is a reason why Eloquence is not being included in voice over. But many users, including me, seem to want this voice. Some of the reasons are it's very responsive and it has great pronunciations of words. If it is possible, can you explain the reasons why Eloquence can't be added in voice over? I think this will help people desiring the Eloquence voice aware of the reasons why it is not included.
Thanks for your response and your work in making IOS accessible to us."
Surprisingly I got a response just today. I felt very happy about it because at last we are done with speculations and will actually find out about the reasons why eloquence is not added. Sadly that's not what I received. Here's the response.
Thank you for your email. This is proprietary information that won't be shared.
Thank you for your understanding."
I'm totally confused. proprietary? I'm not sure what this mean? Is there a problem with how I written my email? Why do I get this weird response? Did I do something wrong?
Regardless of all that, does this mean we will never get eloquence from voice over?